There is only one way to change your username on Fiverr. Though usernames don’t have so much value, however, some of you may need or want to change them anyway.
Your real name on Fiverr is not publicly visible. And this is why other people will call you by username. So in this context, the Fiverr username is important.
I encourage you to see some of the username examples before you pick one.
No matter what the reason, you can change your Fiverr username only by deleting the old account and creating a new one. There are no other ways around it. But there is a professional way to do it. You can’t just delete an account & create a new one. You need to do some homework otherwise you will fall into new problems.
Fiverr does not allow anyone to edit their username like other platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, Behance, etc.
So the only way to change your username on Fiverr is to delete the existing account and create a new one. But there is a caveat. Let’s check the whole instructions first and only then take the decision.
Things you should consider before changing your Fiverr username
Changing your username on Fiverr is equivalent to deleting the existing account and creating a new one. So make sure the following points are applicable to you:
- Check to see if your desired username is available. (need inspiration? see username examples)
- If you’re pretending to delete a new account.
- If you have the majority of negative feedback or ratings.
If the above three things are not applicable to you, then I would suggest not changing your username or deleting the account.
Do these things before you change your Fiverr username
Assuming, you’re eligible to delete your account according to the above 3 checkpoints. But before you delete the old account, do the following things:
- Take a copy of gigs including the title, description, tags, price, package names, images, and everything in between.
- Also, take a copy of your profile description & tagline.
- Send messages to the existing (valuable) buyers and tell them that you will be available to the new URL (account).
- Take a copy of the buyers’ usernames (URLs).
- Withdraw all the funds.
How to change Fiverr username (step by step)
Okay, you have come across all the checkpoints and now you’re ready to change your username on Fiverr. Let’s follow the steps below:
Step 1: Delete the existing account
After you logged in to your account, click on the profile picture and then click on “Settings” (see screenshot below for clarification).
On the settings page, choose a reason for deleting your old account. I would suggest you choose the reason “I want to change my username” (as you see on the screenshot below).
After you chose a reason, the account deactivation button will become active. Look at the very bottom and you’ll see this button called “Deactivate Account” (see screenshot below).
That’s it for deleting the old Fiverr account!
If you already have withdrawn the money, the button will be active for you. Go ahead and hit the button & select a reason for leaving the platform.
But if you have a pending clearance or available balance in your Fiverr account, you won’t be able to delete it until you withdraw the fund. So make sure you take this into consideration.
Step 2: Create a new account
Fiverr does not allow anyone to create/use multiple accounts at the same time. But you’re allowed to delete your old account and create a new one.
It’s not against their terms of service. Also, I asked customer support to become oversure and they ensured me that anyone is allowed to do it.
So go ahead and create a new account by clicking on the “Join” button (top-right edge).
Since you have created and deleted an account in the past, you know how to create it again.
So go ahead and create a new account using your desired username.
Actually, this is the process of changing your Fiverr username. There are no other ways to do it. If Fiverr make changes to their system or allow users to edit their usernames, I will definitely update this post. Until then, you have to follow this exact system in order to change your username on Fiverr.
Frequently asked questions
1. Can I create a new Fiverr account using the same previous email address?
No, you can’t use the previous email. You have to use a new email address in order to create a new account on Fiverr.
That’s all you need to change your Fiverr username. As I mentioned at the very beginning, you’re not allowed to edit the username directly.
Your username on Fiverr is permanent once it has been created. All the gigs also contain the username. And that is why the usernames on Fiverr are important to keep track of all the activities.
But usernames are not important to growing your freelance business. So only change your Fiverr username if you meet all the checkpoints that I mentioned above. Otherwise, it’s valueless.